Thrombolysis Through a Chest Tube (Correction of Transposed Code Numbers)

Thrombolysis Through a Chest Tube (Correction of Transposed Code Numbers)

November 15, 2018

Question:
How is installation of tPA into a chest tube coded?

Answer:

Report this with the following codes:

 CPT Code Description
⬤32561 Instillation(s), via chest tube/catheter, agent for fibrinolysis (eg, fibrinolytic agent for break up of multiloculated effusion); initial day
⬤32562 subsequent day

 

*This response is based on the best information available as of 11/15/18.

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